This morning I had two male siskins enjoying the nyger seed and the female blackcap occupied her usual place in the fat feeders. Yesterday (I'd forgotten) there was a Green Woodpecker hopping up the trunk of the Oak Tree and today I had a long-awaited return visit from a female Great Spotted Woodpecker.
I think I might have had a brambling in the garden with a small flock of chaffinches. By the time the bins were in focus it had moved around to the back of the feeder. I do hope, whatever it is, appears again tomorrow so I can get a better ID and, if light enough, a picture.
The sun was shining today; what a difference.
There are five hungry squirrels who frequent my mother's garden and have completely wrecked one of her seed feeders. So today found us in a very good garden centre which has an excellent choice of feeders. A new seed feeder was purchased and being a traditional Droll Yankee should defeat the squirrel.
Not much else to say really; taking Mum home tomorrow morning and if the weather permits I might have a walk around Warnham Nature Reserve (in West Sussex) on the way home. This where I saw my first, and only, Citti's Warbler
Just a personal note - you may not be with us Dad but Happy Birthday.
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